Music from around the corner or around the world.

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Y La Bamba

Friday, July 19, 2019

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Y La Bamba’s Latin-infused, dreamy sound transcends genre and rhythm, captivating with seamless transitions from folk to pop to dance in a whirlwind of both Spanish and English lyricism.

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Sam Amidon

Friday, August 9, 2019

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The Vermont native’s collaborations have spanned the globe and all genres with the likes of Bon Iver and composer Nico Muhly, creating a sensory overload of sound.

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The Gibbonses

Friday, August 16, 2019

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Solid vocal harmonies, creative guitar playing, and tasteful use of effects enable this duo to deliver an unexpected sound that rivals the fullness of a much larger band.

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J. Hoard

Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter J. Hoard's music is similarly uplifting and gospel-inspired, anchored by his triumphant vocals.

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Sunny War

Friday, September 6, 2019

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Los Angeles-based street singer, guitarist, and roots music revolutionary Sunny War brings her prodigious guitar work, incisive songwriting, and dazzling folk-punk style to Portsmouth.

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Chris Staples

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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Multi-instrumentalist Chris Staples’s songs are narratives that are plainspoken and universal, with simple, disarming arrangements and delicate melodies that seem to float on air.

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Robbie Fulks

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Grammy-nominated Robbie Fulks continues to write soulful music, earning Best Of list recognition in Rolling Stone and appearing on award-winning TV and radio programs with his folk-roots songs.

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Max Hatt / Edda Glass

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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Max Hatt / Edda Glass's award-winning original music and unique interpretations of American and Brazilian standards evoke a world that leaves audiences with a feeling both light and deep.

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Patty Larkin

Friday, October 4, 2019

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Patty Larkin’s new album Song Poems redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics.

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Ari Hest

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s deep, smooth voice is seriously easy to fall into, making his songs perfect for TV, film, and collaborations with the likes of Judy Collins and Chrissi Poland.

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Nella

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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A Berklee College of Music graduate, Nella has performed with Alejandro Sanz and Jennifer Lopez, and has appeared in Academy Award-winning movie Everybody Knows alongside Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.

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Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

Friday, October 25, 2019

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This Boston-based four-piece folk band blends bold and elegant sounds to create songs that stay true to the rich lyrical rituals of folk music, delivered with power and heart.

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Liz Frame & The Kickers

Friday, November 1, 2019

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With a voice like Patsy Cline and songwriting style in the vein of Dolly Parton and Lucinda Williams, Liz Frame delivers honest, unbridled Americana with serious soul.

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Paul Beaubrun

Friday, November 8, 2019

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Using his own unique blend of "Roots/Blues," Paul is the son of Theodore and Mimerose Beaubrun of the Grammy-nominated Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans and has played alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill, Arcade Fire, and Bob Weir, among others.